Research by Elon faculty, students and alumni featured at American Educational Research Association annual meeting

Research from two School of Education faculty, four current students and one alum was presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in New York City.

The work of various Elon faculty, students, and an alum was presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), held April 13-17, 2018, in New York, NY. AERA’s annual meeting attracts more than 15,000 attendees and is considered one of the premier education research conferences.

Samantha Friedman presents her Lumen Prize research at AERA.
Lumen Prize winner Samantha Friedman presented the results of her research, conducted with Scott Morrison, assistant professor, and Jessica Wery, titled “Practitioners’ Perceptions of the Effects of Outdoor Learning Environments on Students With Autism.”

Jeffrey Carpenter, associate professor and director of the Elon Teaching Fellows program, and Kira Baker-Doyle of Arcadia University organized an invited symposium titled, “Teacher-Led Networked Educational Organizing in the United States.” Their paper, “What Roots a Forest Plows a Path: A Critical Spatial Analysis of Teacher-Led Networked Organizing,” with Emery Petchauer of Michigan State University, was part of the symposium. Carpenter also served as the invited chair and discussant for a session on Digital Innovations in Teacher Professional Development.

Other presentation with Elon connections included the following:

“Exploring How and Why Educators Use Pinterest.“ – Jeffrey Carpenter, Amanda Cassaday ’18 and Stefania Monti ’18.

“Teachers’ Advice Seeking in the r/Teachers subReddit.” – Jeffrey Carpenter, Samantha Childers ’18, and Connor J. McDade ’14.

“K–12 School and Instructional Leaders’ Descriptions and Perceptions of Their Professional Learning Networks” Torrey Trust of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jeffrey Carpenter, and Daniel Krutka of the University of North Texas.